Chingay Festival | Tourism Malaysia

Chingay Festival

22 February 2019 - 26 February 2019

The Johor Chingay Street Parade has been an annual tradition of the Johor Old Temple since 1800s. For Chinese residents in Johor, the Chinese New Year only ends once the “Parade of the Deities” is completed. This spectacular event, which was declared a National Cultural Heritage in 2012, has emerged as a cultural carnival and a tourist attraction.

The celebrations begin with a lighting-up ceremony at Xing Gong at Jalan Ulu Ayer Molek for temple deities on the 18th day of the first lunar month. The festive mood continues over the next four days as throngs of devotees converge at Xing Gong where they also enjoy Chinese traditional operas and musical shows performed in the five dialects – Hakka, Teochew, Hokkien, Cantonese and FooChow. The celebration peaks on the 21st day when city roads are closed for the Chingay street parade (25 February 2019). Carried by devotees from the five Chinese associations, the deities would join this parade accompanied by lion dancers, dragon dancers, cultural dancers and brass bands that may take more than seven hours to complete.

Johor Chinese Old Temple,Jalan Trus,80000 Johor Bahru.

Tionghua Association Johor Bahru

+607-278 8906

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